Tuesday, September 30, 2008

While You Were Out.....

We had a great trip. We spent time on the beach and in the ocean with friends.

We celebrated two birthdays.

We were without children. We were grateful for our alone time. We appreciated the warm weather. We relaxed.

We enjoyed the game - The Buccaneers beat the Packers.

We were relieved there were no flight delays. We made it home to our babies just in time for dinner.

Cameron tried to jump out of his chair when he saw me. I couldn't put him down for about an hour and couldn't be out of his sight for more than 5 minutes for the rest of the night. At least I know I was missed!

Before we left I had a talk with Mitchell about how he had to wait to start walking until mommy & daddy came back from their trip. He just grinned. The same grin he gave me when I asked him to stop getting bigger and stay this age forever.

Last night Mitchell took 15 steps!

I can't tell you how excited I was that I was there to see that! (Oh, and I don't want to know whether he did this for anyone else who watched him over the weekend).

Thank you to everyone who helped out - we REALLY appreciate it.

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Big Game

Our flight leaves tomorrow morning for Tampa. Sunday is the big game.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers v. The Green Bay Packers.

It will be so nice - Flordia's palm trees, beaches and warm weather!

Our friends flew to Florida earlier this week and are going to to the game with us. They will be cheering for the Packers and we will be cheering for the Bucs.

It's a friendly rivalry.

The four of us drove down for a Packer/Buccaneer game back in 2003. Here are the boys building sand castles on the beach.

While us girls basked in the sun/shade.

Aaahh! To get away, even just for a long weekend. I can smell the salt water now.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I was getting ready to put on Cameron's pajamas when Mitchell discovered his belly button (he has an outie). It was way too cute! He kept trying to poke and pull it and Cameron was getting irritated and kept pushing his hand away.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Road Trip

December, 2006 I was searching online for more information about Nutrivene and stumbled upon an online forum of amazing people who all have something in common - they all love someone with an extra chromosome, and for that reason they have become an extra family.

Since becoming part of this extra family, I have smiled, cried, laughed, shared and learned with so many others who have had the same thoughts, feelings, challenges and eventually acceptance as I have - all online.

A group of us from this extra family met in Peoria, Illinois for an amazing weekend. Thank you Amy for planning it!

There were 15 families, 2 countries, and 5 states (Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Illinois and Missouri).

Monday, September 1, 2008

Day at the Beach

It's Memorial Day. We packed up the house, loaded the boys full of sunscreen and went to the beach.

Cameron enjoyed the sand.

Mitchell enjoyed the water

Until we were kicked out that is! Yeah, the park ranger came and said the water is off limits on Memorial Day! We can stay on the beach but can't go in the water. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.